Re: Change root > normal user?

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On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 12:06 -0400, linuxmaillists@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 September 2006 09:20, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > Mostly it is a matter of having the permissions for the program
> > to be something like 755 if owned by root.
> Let me see if I understand this correctly, if I give an executable 
> owned by root a permission 775 then any member of the root group 
> would be able to use that executable same as root.  Is that 
> correct?
With permissions 750 only root and member of the root group could run
this program.
> How would I set up a GUI front end (for a command line executable 
> that can only be run by root) so that a password dialog comes 
> requesting the root password?
I suspect the asking for the root passwd is a function of the program
run not its permissions.
A wise person makes his own decisions, a weak one obeys public opinion.
-- Chinese proverb
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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